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52527
  • Title
    [John Verge, ca. 1836-ca. 1852 / attributed to James Wilson]
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 1065
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    [ca. 1836-ca. 1852]
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    52527
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 drawing - 33.2 x 26.7 sight ; 35.2 x 29 cm stretcher - pastel, on paper lined onto canvas. Frame appears to be of a casurina wood.
  • Source
    Purchased in 1993 with the assistance of the State Library of New South Wales Foundation, from a Verge family descendant
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Attributed to Wilson by family tradition. Wilson, like Verge, lived in the Macleay River district in the mid-1840s. He was also a well known pastel portrait painter cf. Joan Kerr ed., The Dictionary of Australian Artists, 1992

    Portrait was exhibited in Mr John Verge, Elizabeth Bay House, 1978

    A pastel companion portrait of the same size of Mary Verge (John Verge's second wife), by the same artist, is at DG 443, Dixson Galleries. This was purchased in 1980 from the same source as John Verge.

    Wood of frame identified by members of Furniture History Society, 2003, although some doubt expressed as to whether the grain was simply painted onto a pine base

    Colour transparency digitised 1998
    Digital order no:a128476
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    [ ]? Verge Esqr on label fixed onto back
  • Date note

    Dated by arrival date of artist in N.S.W. and death date of artist
  • Conservation note

    Frame, stretcher, glass, and canvas are in original condition
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